Whether you prefer showers or baths, you probably don’t think too much about the tub, aside from when you’re bathing or cleaning the space. However, knowing about common bathtub repairs can help you to have a safer and more inviting bathing area. Some of the most common bathtub repairs most people need include:
The fact of the matter is that drains do clog from time to time. Hair, soap, and other products can get stuck and cause these clogs. You don’t want to take a shower in water that’s up to your shins, nor do you want to settle down for a bath in stale water from the previous day. A good plumber will be able to determine the source of the clog and address the issue. Further, you can ask them for tips to prevent future clogs.
Problems with the piping could be the reason for the clogs, especially if these issues are happening on a regular basis. While you may not need to replace all of the pipes in your house, getting some new ones can decrease plumbing issues throughout your space. You might also have wet spots on the ceiling below the tub, which could be the result of a leaking pipe.
Weak Water Pressure
Imagine that you’ve just gotten home from a long day at work. All that you want to do is take a warm and relaxing shower. However, you step into the tub, and you discover that the water pressure is quite low. Bad water pressure could be a temporary issue, or a more involved reason could be the cause.
If you have an old tub, the structure likely no longer has that shiny look to it. Even newer models could begin to become less appealing in terms of aesthetics. Reglazing the tub can make this structure look new again. Instead of feeling grimy when you step into the bathtub, you can channel the vibes of entering into a luxurious spa.
Bathtubs can be dangerous places, especially for the elderly and for individuals with mobility issues. A tub with a high edge or a slippery fall could lead to serious injury or death. Instead of keeping this unsafe structure in your house, the team at Woodbridge Plumbing can craft a walk-in bathtub. Another option is to get grab bars installed for easier entering and exiting. Grab bars should always be professionally installed. You may want to get rid of the tub completely. In such cases, replacing the tub with a walk-in shower is a suitable idea.
The bathtub is a structure in your home that you use on a daily basis, but you might not even think much about making upgrades or repairs to this unit. However, problems can come to fruition that necessitates the guidance of an expert. Also, you may simply want to make some updates to your bathroom that will improve the safety and the aesthetics of the space.